Year 2 Parent
"Fantastic Headteacher who the children and parents adore."
Choosing a school for your child is an important decision so we want to help you find out as much information as possible. We would encourage you to contact our school office to book a place on one of our parent tours to see why we are such a good choice.
All children start Alwyn Infant School in one of our 3 reception classes in Little Alwyn. They begin school working on the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. They then journey through the school in Year 1 and Year 2 (Key Stage 1) following the National Curriculum.
At the end of Year 2, they must then transfer to the Junior stage (Key Stage 2) in the September following their 7th birthday.
Parents must apply for an infant school place and then when their child is in year 2 they must apply for their child to transfer to a junior or primary school place. The Local Authority co-ordinates admissionss so if your child is due to start school for the first time please contact them.
Infant and Junior linked school priority. Alwyn Infant is formally linked with Courthouse Junior School. For junior school applications to Courthouse, attendance at Alwyn Infant School is given a higher priority and siblings refer to children in both schools.
Alwyn Infant School Place Allocation Criteria
Alwyn Infant School is a popular and often over-subscribed school. Places in the school are allocated by the local authority according to the local admissions policy. Each year we may admit up to 90 pupils, the total school roll being around 270.
A child who has a Education, Health and care Plan will be admitted to the school named on the plan. The remaining places will be allocated following the admission criteria detailed below, in order of priority:
Children in care. This includes a 'looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after and became subject to an adoption, child arrangements or guardianship order. Children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
Children with exceptional medical or social reasons for requiring the school*.
Children of compulsory school age whose home address is in the designated area served by the school (catchment area) and who have brothers or sisters attending the school**. Attendance of a sibling at either Alwyn Infant or Courthouse Junior school qualifies as a sibling as the schools are linked.
Children of compulsory school age whose home address is in the designated area served by the school (catchment area).**
Children of compulsory school age who have brothers or sisters attending the school. Attendance of a sibling at either Alwyn Infant or Courthouse Junior school qualifies as a sibling as the schools are linked.
Children of a staff member.
Children of compulsory school age whose parents have any other reason for their choice.
* The following descriptor relates to the strong medical or social grounds criteria: e.g. serious social problems in the family, or any chronic medical condition affecting the pupil that only your preferred school can deal with. These reasons must be fully supported at the time of application by written confirmation from the professional person involved in the case and will be dealt with by the Local Authority. The social and medical reason can apply to the child or another member of the family.
** Designated Areas. Maps of the current designated areas may be viewed on the RBWM website, www.rbwm.gov.uk and look in the Schools and Education section. Alternatively, applicants can use the Neighbourhood View facility on the website for information on schools based on their address.
Further details can be found on https://www.rbwm.gov.uk/home/schools-and-education/school-admissions/starting-school-or-moving-junior-school-september
How and When to Apply
The Local Education Authority deals with all admissions. Contact them by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01628 683870.
The LEA are only offering places once per academic year. All forms should be returned to the Admissions Department each January for entry into school for September of the same year.
Chronic Health Conditions
We admit children with chronic health conditions ranging from severe allergies, asthma, and epilepsy to more life threatening problems. Once a place has been offered, please make contact with the school as early as possible if your child has any long term health condition so that an appropriate care plan can be put in place.
Please be aware that their starting date at school may be delayed if we’re not given enough time to put this care plan in place.
At Alwyn Infant School we endeavour to treat and teach each pupil equally. In the case of a child with a disability, e.g. visual or hearing impairment, it is essential that the Headteacher is informed as early as possible in order that any arrangements needed to provide appropriate support can be in place on school entry.
This support may range from a class teacher receiving advice from an expert in the field, to substantial one-to-one help in the classroom.